We all yearn for a home with southern exposure. We'll even pay extra knowing that our precious house plants and floral bouquets will get enough sun to thrive. My wife, Kate, and I love our apartment, but its windows face north, so any attempt to promote photosynthesis on our windowsill, like a skunk crossing I-95, ends in sorrow. This is why we keep a few stylish, hyper-realistic artificial plants around the house. Who needs to keep a real fern alive when Pottery Barn sells a simulacrum that will never require anything of you? Fake plants really can be as good as the real thing. Yes, you should always surround yourself with the best things, but when you must settle, make sure it's at least the next best thing.
Cher's 1986 Bob Mackie headdress in faux-plant form.
It's pricey, which the best things in life tend to be.
If it's a question of drinks table or spiral faux-tree...I choose spiral faux-tree every time.
No one knows how to care for real succulents—nor should they. Better then to invest in a fake. No one will ever tell the difference.
The price is right, though I'd definitely have to repot it. Beton brut doesn't go with my apartment's aesthetic.
I'd buy two of these to flank the bathroom door.
With this faux lemon tree, it's compulsory to wash the wooden console with lemon-scented Pledge for peak verisimilitude.
The most beautiful faux plant of them all.
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